THE MANDATE …
As the state director for Concerned Women for America of Louisiana, I am humbled and count it a privilege to serve the people of the Pelican State.
My mandate to serve the people of Louisiana has a dual/twin purpose, that is, to teach Kingdom to government and teach government to Kingdom. One “twin” reminds the Kingdom that the purpose of government is to protect its citizens and punish evil – Romans 13:3-4; while the other “twin” commands us to pray for those in authority – 1 Timothy 2:1-4
Teaching Kingdom to government involves educating believers about our core values and how to effectively communicate these values to our elected officials, thereby dismantling (first through prayer, then action) the lies and deception masquerading as truth through some of our city ordinances and/or state and national legislation.
Likewise, teaching government to Kingdom educates and equips the believer on public policy, key “hot-button” issues and the protocols needed to effectually influence all levels of government and public policy. This equipping helps us to understand the rules of engagement, i.e. the political process by which we see the changes we support or those we oppose.
THE METHOD …
Speak the truth in love (motivated by love). Remember to act on the truth you know … for faith without works is DEAD! – James 2:14-17
“And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.” I Corinthians 2:4
To effectively help lead Louisiana to higher moral ground, we must be willing to first pray then act. Sitting on the sidelines and cursing the darkness is futile. Light a candle. Better yet, be that candle! It’s time for the REAL believers to suit up and show up.
PRAYER CHANGES THINGS …
As believers in Jesus Christ we have authority to SPEAK life and SPEAK the TRUTH in love. Our goal is to love one another in TRUTH and in DEED. When we do this, lives are changed and righteousness is further established in the nation.
As citizens we have a responsibility to hold our elected officials accountable, and if they do not represent us well, we elect others who will.
Micah 6:8 says, “He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” This is God’s requirement for all those who serve Him, both those who are called to help fulfill this mandate through CWA of Louisiana and those who serve in government office. CWA of Louisiana has been assigned to remind men and women of this truth.
Remain motivated by love,
Sancha N. Smith
CWA of Louisiana